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Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Sweet Strawberry, Peaceful Moments, Birthday Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

I thought this card was SO pretty when I saw it on Pinterest that I just had to make it.  You can see the original card here.  

I used the "Sweet Strawberry" set to make this card. The original card used a sheet from the "Berry Delightful" Designer Series Paper (DSP) 12" x 12" package. I had to laugh as I was assembling the card. I used the stamp set because I didn't want to fussy cut all of those images.  Well, my punch is on backorder so I had to fussy cut all of those images.  If I decide to make another card, I will fussy cut the images from the DSP. The smaller flowers on it are smaller than the ones I stamped. I stamped them because they fit in the flower punch.  Though I think they are a little large but it's okay, it's still pretty.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. 

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White was textured with the "Subtle" embossing folder and taped on the front of the card.

I set the "Buffalo Plaid" stamp up in my Stamparatus and stamped the background piece using Granny Apple Green ink. I used the die from the "Ornate Framelets" to die cut it out.  That pieces was then taped on top of the subtle piece. I glued it in place because I find gluing on top of textured pieces works better than tape.

I stamped the strawberries using Poppy Parade ink. I stamped the outline image twice to get it nice and dark. Then I stamped the solid part only once. They were then fussy cut.

The stems were done the same way using Garden Green ink and they were affixed to the strawberries.

The leaves were done the same way too but using Granny Apple Green ink.

The small flowers were stamped using Flirty Flamingo for the outline and Blushing Bride for the centers. I colored some tiny pearls using the dark Daffodil Delight Blends pen and I set them aside.

The words are from the "Peaceful Moments" set and were stamped using Garden Green ink on Basic White card stock. They were die cut using a die from the "Ornate Frames" set. 

I set the word piece in place first using Dimensionals.

The strawberries were added with Dimensionals.

The leaves were added but only one was set in place with Dimensionals, the one under the upper left strawberry.

The flowers were added, the one on the bottom strawberry, top right strawberry and on the word piece were just set in place using glue. The other two were set in place using Dimensionals.

The colored pearls were set in place and the card was done.  It's pretty but I think I will give it a try fussy cutting the DSP next time.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and have a look,
Wanda

Monday, March 01, 2021

Art Gallery, Wedding or Anniversary Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

Don't you love it when you find a card on the internet that you have all the stuff to make it?  Me to but I didn't have everything to make this one.  And don't you just love it when you can use the stuff you have and make it work?  That's what I did here. You can see the original card here.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Calypso Coral card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut two 4" x 5-1/4" pieces of Basic White card stock. One is for the inside and one is for the front. 

I taped one of the white pieces to the front with removable tape. Then I die cut the circle using the 2-11/16" circle die.  I cut both at the same time. 

I removed the white piece and added a 1-1/4" x 4" strip of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Fine Art Floral" 12" x 12" paper pack.   Then I taped some Flirty Flamingo ribbon I had in my stash. I didn't have any Calypso Coral but since there is some Flirty Flamingo in the DSP, I thought it would blend and it did. I taped the ends of the ribbon to the back of the card stock using scotch tape. 

The words were stamped next. They are from the same set and were stamped using Calypso Coral ink. 

The other Basic White piece was taped to the inside. I closed the card and sponged the circle onto the white piece on the inside. Flirty Flamingo in was used for the sponging and I used a blending brush to do it.

The front of the card was then taped in place and a bow was tied and added using a glue dot. 

I stamped the flower on a separate piece of card stock using Calypso Coral ink. I die cut the piece. I stamped the center of the flower using Calypso Coral ink and added Tombo Mono glue to it and allowed it to dry. You may want to do this step first to give the glue time to dry.  Once it was dry I added some gold flecks to it and pressed them in place.  Then I took a stipple brush and brushed away the gold that didn't stick. 

The flower was added to the inside of the card using Dimensionals and it was done.

This was a fun card to make and I am happy with the way it turned out. If you don't compare the two you wouldn't notice that mine is not quite as nice!!!!  LOL

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by today and see what I was working on today,  Wanda

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Darling Donkeys, Birthday Card, 202 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration

I believe I have used all three of the donkeys in the "Darling Donkeys" stamp set. I found this card on Pinterest. You can see the original card here. I got stuck in a loop when I clicked on the photo in the link. I was hoping to find some directions but I didn't, so here is how I made the card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Night of Navy card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.  

I took the largest "Stitched Rectangle" die and die cut a quarter piece of Basic White card stock. 

I took a 2" x 4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Well Suited" 12" x 12" package.  I lined up the bottom of the DSP to the bottom of the die and I ran it through my Big Shot. I needed to have stitching on the two sides and the bottom.  I taped the DSP to the bottom of the Basic White piece.

Next a piece of linen thread. Mine was some thicker stuff that was left over from a previous Paper Pumpkin kit.  I added some double sided taped to the backside of the Basic White piece and stuck the thread to it. Then I secured the thread with scotch tape. The piece was then taped to the front of the card base.  

The donkey from the "Darling Donkeys" set was stamped using black Memento ink and fussy cut out. Then he was colored in using both light and dark Smoky Slate Blends pens. And his muzzle and ears were colored in using the light Petal Pink Blends pen. 

The words are from the same set and were stamped using Versa Mark on a scrap piece of Night of Navy card stock. They were embossed with white embossing powder and heat set. They were punched out using the "Classic Label" punch.  I snipped the center point about 1/4" in. Then I snipped the points on the sides where the snip ended.  That made it have that ribbon look and it was even on both sides.  The other end of the words was cut straight across.

The words and the donkey were set in place using Dimensionals. I had some retired dots that I added to the front of the card.

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White was added to the inside of the card and the card was done.

This was a very fun and easy card to make. I'm going to miss this set, it retires today but that's not to say I might use it a few more times before I put it in my web store.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to pop in and see what I found to make today,              Wanda

 

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Darling Donkeys, Art Gallery, 2021 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration and Spring Catalog

Today I found a cute "Darling Donkey" card on Pinterest.  It used some of the "Ombre" Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the 2021 Sale-a-Bration catalog.  I jumped at the opportunity to make this card because my package of DSP is pretty full.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock.  On top of that is a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Rococo Rose card stock that was textured using the "Ornate Floral" embossing folder. I love the little flowers on that folder. They are so dainty and can be used for several occasions, like a wedding, anniversary, birthday, thinking of you, get well, sympathy and Mother's Day cards. I usually glue my embossed pieces in place, especially when there is a lot of texture. Sometimes the tape just doesn't seem to stick enough with sporadic contact surfaces. 

The Basic White layer piece was cut at 4-5/8" x 3-1/2" and the DSP was cut at 4-1/2" x 3-3/8". I added a piece of white ribbon around the DSP and taped it to the back. I first used double sided so I can get the piece in place and then I add scotch tape to hold the piece in place. After adding the ribbon those two pieces were taped together and then taped on top of the embossed Rococo Rose piece.

The donkey from the "Darling Donkey's" set was stamped using black Memento ink. Then it was colored in using the light and dark Gray Granite Blends pens. The flower was colored in using the light Flirty Flamingo Blends pen. The inside of the ears and muzzle were colored in using the light Petal Pink Blends pen and the stem and leaf were colored in using the Light Granny Apple Green Blends pen.  Once the coloring was done I used the largest "Stitched Oval" die to cut him out.  He was set in place using Dimensionals. 

The words are from the "Art Gallery" set and were stamped using black Memento ink on a 5/8" x 2-1/8" piece of Rococo Rose card stock. They were set in place using Dimensionals on the right and double-sided tape on the left.

A bow was tied and attached to the lower left of the oval, across the ribbon and the card was done.

This was a very quick and easy card to make. I love the look of the DSP and I was glad I got to use some. This would also be pretty in the other colors of DSP in the package. 

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see what I did today,                                Wanda


Friday, February 26, 2021

A Touch of Ink, Approaching Perfection, Birthday Card, Polaroid Technique, 2021 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration

I have used the "Polaroid" technique on several cards. It's a fun and easy technique and it makes for a very quick card. Well, depending your image and how much embellishing you want to do.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  The background piece is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White that was textured using the "Ornate Floral" embossing folder. 

I taped a 1-1/2" x 4-3/4" piece of "Flower and Field" Designer Series Pape (DSP) to the top of the embossed card stock. 

The Polaroid piece was cut at 3" x 3-3/4".  The square on the inside was cut 2-1/8" x 2-1/8". You can save the square from the center for another project. You can use it to stamp your center image on but I prefer to have the inside piece larger.  I cut my inside piece at 2-3/4" x 2-3/4". On other Polaroid cards that I've done, I've used the center part that was cut out but I didn't like that I could see the background piece under it. So now when I do them I will make the piece to be stamped on larger than the hole that it will be shown through.

I stamped the butterfly from the "A Touch of Ink" stamp set using black Memento ink. I colored it in using the light Bermuda Bay Blends pen and then I added some of the dark Bermuda Bay on the upper part of the wings and the area closer to the body. I did color the body in with the light Bermuda Bay pen and then I went over it using the light Crumb Cake Blends pen. It kind of made a limy olive green color. I just wanted it different than the wings. 

The words are from the "Approaching Perfection" set and I stamped them using black Memento ink. 

I flipped the Polaroid piece over and added Dimensionals all around. You can also use the foam tape strips but I don't like to use them unless I'm making a shaker card, I use them sparingly.  Dimensionals all over works just fine but it does take a bit longer to remove the backing on all of them. I set the butterfly in place and then I added double-sided tape to the back of the piece and set it in place on top of the card front.  After adding a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock to the inside, the card was done.   

I like the look of this card and it just seems like you can never go wrong with the Polaroid technique.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by today and take a look at what I've made,      Wanda

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Berry Blessings, Birthday or Congratulations Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Catalog

I found this fun and quick card on Pinterest.  I love the simplicity of it. I'm not sure what drew me to this card but I just had to make one. You can see the original card here. I pretty much copied the same as the original one. The link does not lead to any measurements so here's how I made the card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock.

The Pacific Point card stock for the layer was cut at 3-3/4" x 2-1/4". And the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Berry Delightful" 12" x 12" package was cut at 3-1/2" x 2" and taped to the Pacific Point piece. Then that was taped to the front of the card.

The outline of the berries were stamped using black Memento ink. Pacific Point ink was used for the solid part of the berries. There's a matching solid stamp so you don't have to color them in by hand. The berries were stamped on a scrap piece of  Basic White card stock.  

The leaves were stamped using black Memento ink and then the leaves were filled in using the solid image stamp and Old Olive ink. Then the piece was die cut using the second largest "Stitched Circle" dies. 

The words are from the same set and were stamped on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock using black Memento ink. The were die cut using the second smallest longest die in the "Rectangle Stitched" framelits dies. The word piece was taped in place.

The circle was added using Dimensionals and of course I forgot to add the dots before I took the photo. I used crystal rhinestones and the dark Night of Navy Blends pen and colored three of them and set them in place on the front of the card. 

This was a very fun card to make and I especially like the layout. I am going to have to give this layout another try sometime in the near future using some other images and DSP.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see what I made today,
Wanda

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

A Touch of Ink, Berry Blessings, Thank You Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Catalog

Today's card was a lot more time consuming that I had thought it would be.  But it was such a pretty card that I just had to make it. And I had some extra time to spend on making a card that would take longer than just 20 minutes or so.  So I went for it.  You can see the original card here.  There are not instructions on how to make it, so here is how I did it.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock and the top layer is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock.

The first thing I did was I stamped the butterfly from the "A Touch of Ink" set using black Memento ink. Then I fussy cut it out. I colored the butterfly using the light Sea Side Spray Blends pen. I colored in the whole butterfly.  Then I added some dark Sea Side Spray going from the body up about 1/3rd and I did that at the top of the wings too, coloring down about 1/3rd of the way.   Next I used the light Night of navy and colored up from the body about half way in the dark Sea Side Spray area. I repeated that for the top of the wings.  The dark Night of Navy was used very sparingly along the body and at the top part of the wings.  I took the Sea Side Spray pen and colored over the butterfly again except in the center. I did that to make the colors blend together better. I didn't know what was used for the dots on the wings but it wasn't the original shape the stamped image made them, so I took the Dark Basic Black Blends pen and coloreed in the top of the wings. I took a toothpick and snipped the end a little. I dipped it in some acrylic white paint and dotted it on the wings. Then I set it aside while I worked on the other parts of the card.

The first thing I stamped on the Whisper White piece of card stock was the lower leaves. I used black Memento ink to stamp them.  I used the solid leaves stamp and I stamped over the leaves using Granny Apple Green ink.  After I stamped that I realized I should have colored the leaves with Blends pens. SO I colored over the leaves using the light Old Olive Blends pen. Then I took the dark Old Olive pen and drew over the veins in the leaves. I also used the light Mossy Meadow Blends pen to add some more color to the veins. I colored over the whole leaf with the light Old Olive Blends pen again. 

Now for the berries. They are from the "Berry Blessings" set.  I actually held my berry cluster (of three) stamp up to my computer screen to see which way the berries went that could be stamped together in one stamping. The ones just above the top part of the leaf was the first set of three berries. I stamped those in  using black Memento ink. I also stamped the berries on a piece of copier paper so I could make a mask because some of the berries appear to be behind other berries and I would need to mask the stamped ones off to add the ones behind them.  I did find that I was able to block a lot of the unwanted berries using a post it note over the area I didn't want to get ink on, plus I tried to get ink only on the one berry I wanted, which ended up being the middle size berry.

Above the leaf on the right was another spot that I was able to stamp all three berries at one time. Then I added three medium berries before I stamped the next leaf.  After the next leaf was stamped, I was able to add one more set of berries. The medium one in that set is right next to the new leaf where the stem will be added later. And one more medium berry was added next to the one where the stem will be added.  

The berries were colored in same fashion as the butterfly was, starting with the lightest and moving to the darker pens.  I took extra care to only color that center area once. You want the berries to look like the light is shining on them, plus it gives the illusion of the berries being round.  

I colored in the second set of leaves the same way I did on the first set. 

I drew the stems in using the Basic Black Blends pen and I colored them in using the dark Old Olive Blends pen. 

The words are from the "Berry Blessings" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. 

Once all the stamping and coloring was done, I took the light Sea Side Spray Blends pen and colored around the berries and leaves. I did set the butterfly where it was going to go so I could see where to color in it's shadow. 

I did see that Misty Moonlight Blends pens were used in the card but I don't have that color so I just used what I had. I'm not sure if the light Misty Moonlight would have been better and lighter for the outlining but Sea Side Spray did the job for me and I'm happy with how it turned out.

I colored some crystal Rhinestones using my dark Old Olive and Night of Navy Blends pens. I set them aside for a couple of minutes to dry.

I taped the stamped piece on top of the card base and then I set the butterfly in place using Dimensionals. The rhinestones were added and the card was done.

I'm not sure who I'm going to send this out to. I do love how it turned out though.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by today and have a look at this pretty card,      Wanda


Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Touch of Ink, Thank you Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration

I found a pretty card using the humming bird from the "Touch of Ink" set. I thought I was going to have to put that set aside and not getting to use the humming bird.  But I ran across this card and knew I just had to make it.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Balmy Blue card stock. I wasn't paying attention because Pool Party is the color in the daisies. But Balmy Blue worked fine too. 

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock was cut for the layer that will be placed on top of the card base.

I cut the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Flower & Field" 12" x 12" Sale-a-Bration pack at 3" x 3-7/8". I like the daisies in this pack. It will be taped to the left side of the card.

Then a 2-3/8" x 3-7/8" piece of Balmy Blue card stock. I had textured it using the "Ornate Floral" embossing folder. My piece of card stock was a bit larger. I like to have it larger than the piece I need because I have had it shrink on me. Sometimes the texture will use up some of the paper and make it a bit smaller. So to be safe, I just make it larger, emboss it and then cut it. This piece will be taped on top of the Basic White piece, overlapping the DSP.

The bird was stamped right in the middle of the Basic White piece that will be going on top of the card base. Or you can use a separate piece of card stock.  The bird was stamped using black Memento ink. And the solid stamp for the bird was inked up with Balmy Blue and then stamped over the bird.

The words were stamped using black Memento ink and then the bird was cut using a 2-1/8" circle die and a Balmy Blue scalloped circle was cut just a bit larger than the Basic White one. The two circles were taped together and the card was assembled. The circles were set in place with Dimensionals and a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White was taped to the inside and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I am SO loving that DSP.  After I added the photo to this post, I thought that the card could use a little sparkle so I put some Wink of Stella in the center of the flowers.  It's very pretty.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time today to stop by,                                                                Wanda

Monday, February 22, 2021

Touch of Ink, Dandelion Wishes, Get Well Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration

The "Touch of Ink" set was still setting on my worktable so I thought I'd try another butterfly card. I was thinking I should use the humming bird, I have not made a card using it yet. I just can't seem to find anything on the internet that catches my eye. Though I have not spent a lot of time looking, either.

This butterfly has got to be the easiest image to color using the sponge brushes. I stamped it using black Memento ink. I fussy cut it out.  A tip for cutting small thin images like the legs and antenna is to cut one side and then cut the other and lastly cut around the ends. Don't try to turn corners, you can bend or rip your card stock. Before I colored the butterfly, I did mask off the body part using a small post it note.  Then I used a sponge brush and colored the whole thing using Flirty Flamingo ink. I brushed on some  Melon Mambo ink on the middle of the butterfly and a bit up towards the tip of the wings. 

I took my Soft Suede marker and colored in the body of the butterfly. I set it aside while I worked up the rest of the card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. The card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.  I stamped the leaves using Sahara Sand ink. That's a color I don't often use. I stamped the leaves in several places around the upper right and lower left of the card base.

The words are from the "Dandelion Wishes" set and were stamped using black Memento ink on Basic White card stock that was cut 2" x 2-1/4".  I cut a piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock that measured 2-1/4" x 2-1/2". I taped the two pieces together. I added Dimensionals to the back. 

Before setting the word piece and butterfly in place I took the dotted image from the set and using Melon Mambo ink I stamped them where they would be behind the butterfly and two coming out from behind the bottom right corner of the word piece.

I set the word piece in place. Then the butterfly was added using Dimensionals on the upper part and double-sided tape on the lower part.

I added a few glass raindrops that I had an I added some crystal rhinestones and the card was done. 

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop by and take a look at what I did today,                        Wanda

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Darling Donkeys, Thank You Card, Friendship Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration

I still had my "Darling Donkeys" set out when I ran across this card on Pinterest. Once again it involved some fussy cutting but I was up for the task! There is very little info at the link for this card. 

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. 

A 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White card stock was cut and then sponged with Granny Apple Green for the grass and Bermuda Bay for the sky. You want to do this part of the card first because you need to mist it a little to give it those fun dots in the background. And you need to give it time to dry.  

While the card was drying I stamped the donkey from the "Darling Donkeys" set and then I fussy cut it out. Normally I would color first and then cut out, just in case I mess up the coloring then I wouldn't have wasted all that time cutting.  But with the Blends pens I like to cut first because I don't want to pick up ink on my fingers and transfer it to other parts of the image. Not sure it could happen but I don't want to take any chances. I know it can happen with markers. I read a comment on the original card and found that the donkey was colored in using Seaside Spray and Petal Pink Blends pens. I used both light and dark Seaside Spray and light Petal Pink. Once I was done coloring him, I added Dimensionals to the back.

I set the donkey on top of my sponged card stock to see where the words would go. The words are also in the set. I stamped them with black Memento ink.

The donkey was set in place and the card was done.  Even with the fussy cutting, this card was quick to make.  The misted piece didn't take long to dry either.  I did turn it upside down and put a book on top of it to keep it flat.  This was a fun card to make. I did learn something. I learned that Seaside Spray is a perfect  color for the donkey!!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by today and have a look,                                    Wanda

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Darling Donkeys, Oh SO Ombre, Here's a Card, Birthday Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration

While looking for a quick and simple card to make using the "Darling Donkeys" set.  Now fussy cutting is not a quick thing so I settled for simple!  LOL I found this card here. It does not lead to a link to find any instructions or measurements, so here is how I made the card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Smoky Slate card stock.

I struggled with the measurements for the layers but I think I managed to get it close enough. The Bermuda Bay piece was cut at 3-5/8" x 4-7/8".  

The Basic White piece was cut at 3-1/2" x 4-3/4".  I used the 4th largest rectangle die in the "Rectangle Stitched" Framelets pack.  The background is from the Designer Series Paper (DSP) 6" x 6" "Oh So Ombre" pack. I cut the DSP 3-3/8" x 4-5/8".  I taped the DSP to the Basic White piece and then I taped those two to the Bermuda piece.  I set all those layers in place on the card base using double sided tape.  

I stamped the donkey from the "Darling Donkeys" set using black Memento ink.  I used the piece of card stock that was from the center of the Basic White framed die. I fussy cut him out and then I colored him in using my light Smoky Slate, Dark Gray Granite, Light Poppy Parade, Dark Granny Apple Green and Dark Petal Pink Blends pens. Then I set the donkey on a piece of scrap copier paper and I took my Basic Black marker and I traced around the edges of the piece. This hides the white edges and makes it look like you are a super great fussy cutter!!!  It gives the edges a nice clean look.

The words are from the "Here's a Card" set and were stamped using Bermuda Bay ink. I used the second smallest "Stitched so Sweetly" rectangle die to cut them out.  

The donkey and the word piece were set in place with Dimensionals.  A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White was added to the inside of the card and the card was done.  

Even with the fussy cutting it went pretty quick. I think it's adorable and I especially love the donkey against that background.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time today to stop by and have a look,                                    Wanda

Friday, February 19, 2021

Flowers & Field, Good Morning Magnolia, Thinking of You Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration

I am torn between the flowers on this Designer Series Paper (DSP) or the daisies in the "Flowers & Fields" 12" x 12" package that is in the 2021 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Brations catalog. There are other designs in the package that are pretty too but you know how it is,  you find one you really like and you're drawn to it.  I was drawn to the daisies until I saw this card on Pinterest.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Misty Moonlight card stock. This card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top. 

I took the pretty flower edge die from the "Ornate Border" dies and die cut them using a 5-1/2" x 2-1/8" piece of Basic White card stock. 

Then I cut a 5-1/2" x 3" piece of the rose DSP.  I also cut a 5-1/2" x 3" piece of copier paper and I taped it to the back of the DSP. I just wanted the DSP needed to be stiffer for when the ribbon would be added.

The Basic White piece was taped to the back of the DSP piece, leaving about 1/4" of it showing at the top. The Basic White piece does not go all the way down to the bottom of the card.  

I didn't have any Misty Moonlight ribbon but I did have some black sparkly ribbon that was retired so I used that instead. Just trying to use up what I have so I can justify buying more later on down the road.  The ribbon was cut about 6-3/4" long. Tape was added to the ends and stuck to the back of the piece. I used scotch tape to hold them in place.  

The piece was taped to the front of the Misty Moonlight card base.

I also thought the card could use some words so I stamped the "Thinking of You" from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set using black Memento ink.

The words were stamped using the second smallest Stitched die. The scalloped oval was cut using the die that was just a little larger than the stitched one. The ovals were taped together and Dimensionals were added to the back and set in place on the card.

A bow was tied from the same ribbon and set in place using a larger glue dot and the card was done.

Isn't it pretty?  I'm sure any edging you use would be pretty with this card but the roses seemed to fit with the DSP.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by today,                                                   Wanda 



Thursday, February 18, 2021

A Touch of Ink, Thinking of You Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration

I found a nice card on Pinterest using the "Touch of Ink" set and I thought I'd give it a try but I had some different ideas in mind and today's card is what I came up with. You can see the original card here

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It seems that a lot of my cards use Basic White for the card base.  And most of them open on the right too!  When I think of a card I tend to think they open on the right, maybe that has something to do with it!  Who knows? Anyway, this card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

The first thing I did was I stamped the flower and the butterfly on a piece of scrap card stock using black Memento ink.

Then I stamped the flower using the second step stamp and Melon Mambo ink. I fussy cut the flower part out but not the stems or leaves.  I colored the flower with Wink of Stella for some shimmer and I set them aside.

Then I took the butterfly and sponged on some Melon Mambo in the center and Gorgeous Grape on the outer part. And then I fussy cut it. UGH!  I was very careful to cut around the legs. There was white showing and I'll give you a tip on how to make your fussy cut images look perfect.  After I got done with the fussy cutting I set the butterfly on a piece of scrap copier paper. Then I took my Basic Black marker (not Blends pen) and I traced around the butterfly.  I colored over the legs and antenna. Now pick up your butterfly and see that all the white edges are now black and it looks like you cut along the lines perfectly!!! Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Next I stamped the flower piece again but this time I stamped it on the front of the card. I used black Memento ink to stamp it.

I also stamped the words from the "Touch of Ink" set using black Memento ink. I set it up in my Stamparatus to make sure I could get them straight and dark enough. 

I sponged on some Coastal Cabana ink using one of the blending brushes. I love using the new blending brushes.  WOW, those brushes can really make blending so smooth and pretty.  I blended the color in using a circular motion. Then I added a little bit of Bermuda Bay to the center in a circular motion. 

The butterfly was set on top of the card to see where the dots needed to be added. I stamped the dots using black Memento ink.

I glued the fussy cut flowers in place. Then I colored the leaves using my Granny Apple Green marker (not Blends pen, I didn't want the color to bleed through to the inside. 

I added a little bit of Tomow mono glue to the center of the flowers and let it dry. In the meantime I added Dimensionals to the back of the butterfly. The glue doesn't take long to dry but you can fan your card to help it dry faster. Once it was dry it was tacky. I added a little piece of gold foil to the glued area and pressed down on it. Then I took a stipple brush and brushed away the gold that wasn't sticking to the flower and this is what I ended up with.  Just enough gold to attract a butterfly!

The butterfly was set in place and the card was done. 

This was a very easy card to make and I like how the butterfly really stands out against the background.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time today to stop by and take a look at my card,                      Wanda

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Berry Blessings, Sweet Strawberries, Berry Delight, Birthday Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration

There's SO many lovely cards on Pinterest using the "Berry Blessings" set. I wanted to play with it again because it's retiring at the end of the month and I've hardly used any of my Sale-a-Bration sets.  This one is un and it's cute too, plus it's got matching Designer Series Paper (DSP) to go with it. You can see the original card here

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Granny Apple Green card stock. The card stock was cut in half on the short side. The piece then measured 4-1/4" x 11". This card opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top. 

I took a piece of DSP from the "Berry Delight" 12" x 12" pack that came as a bundle in the Sale-a-Brations catalog.  I cut the piece 4" x 5-1/4" and I then cut that piece in half at 2-5/8".  I taped the berry piece to the top part of the card and then I flipped the other half over and taped the leafy piece in place. 

I took some ribbon I had on hand and taped it around the front of the card at the seam of where the two pieces of DSP meet. I taped the ends of the ribbon on the front center of the card. I used scotch tape to hold them down. The panel will hid it so you can use any kind of tape you have.

The Basic White piece was cut 3-1/8" x 3-1/8" and the Granny Apple Green layer was cut 3-1/4" x 3-1/4".  I stamped the words on the Basic White piece first so I could tell where to place the berries. The words are from the "Sweet Strawberries" set and were stamped using Poppy Parade ink. I used Poppy Parade to stamp both the outline image and the solid image.

Then the leaves were added using Garden Green for the outline and Granny Apple Green for the solid part. I stamped the leaf image three times to fill in much of the area on the top.

I tied a double bow using the same ribbon I did for the wrap around.

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White was added to the inside and the card was done. 

This was a very fun card to make and it's so bright and cheery looking too.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see what I did today,                                Wanda